Villas Playa Samara - Costa Rica

Three-, Four-, or Five-Night Stay with Cocktails and Daily Breakfast at Villas Playa Samara in Costa Rica

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Costa Rican Beachside Retreat Surrounded by Rainforest

Unlike waves at most beaches on the northern coast of Costa Rica, the waves that roll into the horseshoe-shaped bay near Playa Samara are relatively calm and easily navigable. Guests of the waterfront Villas Playa Samara take advantage of this phenomenon on kayaking tours—one of many activities available onsite—that send paddlers skimming over the ocean, just a few feet above colorful coral reefs. Located far from urban bustle and surrounded by 200 acres of tropical jungle, the resort makes a relaxing home base for adventures by land or sea.

Hotel Villas Playa Samara resembles a Spanish-style village with its white stucco walls, red tile roofs, and wild herds of matadors roaming the grounds. Deluxe garden-view rooms, which lie only steps from the beach, come furnished with a private terrace. The onsite Arrecife Restaurante offers inviting island views on its patio, where diners can sample international cuisine and traditional Costa Rican breakfasts consisting of gallo pinto, maple ham, and fiambres.

Samara Beach, Costa Rica: Coral Reefs and Rainforest Adventure

Villas Playa Samara makes it easy to book an array of outdoor adventures in the rainforest or on the crescent-shaped beach. A bookable three-hour kayak trip features a guided sojourn to Isla Chora—a secluded island with shores composed of pink and white sand. Snorkeling through the crystal-clear waters along the bay provides an up-close look at tropical marine life such as hermit crabs.

Mountain-biking and ziplining tours take explorers deep into the jungle. A float down one of the rainforest’s rivers may supply glimpses of howler monkeys and iguanas. Anglers can take to the Pacific on sport-fishing charters, which steer to big-game fishing spots. Even novices stand a fair chance of hooking tuna and mahi-mahi or wrestling with a trophy-size plankton in the boat's fighting chair.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for two in a deluxe garden-view room

  • Option 1: $299 for three nights with a $50 resort credit (up to a $599 value)
  • Option 2: $399 for four nights with a $100 resort credit (up to an $826 value)
  • Option 3: $499 for five nights with a $100 resort credit (up to a $1,003 value)

Included in all options:

  • Daily breakfast for two
  • Two welcome cocktails

Policies and Fees

Book by: 8/16/13
Travel by: 12/5/13

  • Cancellation policy & fees: 30-day cancellation notice or fee up to 1/2 Groupon price applies; 7-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 13% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Outdoor pool and wet bar
  • Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant with outdoor dining
  • Onsite gym
  • Beachside spa services
  • Complimentary WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 8/16/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/5/13
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 30-day cancellation notice or fee up to 1/2 Groupon price applies; 7-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in and drink alcohol
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 13% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Deluxe Garden-View Room

  • One king bed or two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 in king rooms; 4 in queen rooms
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest 2 or older; no charge for guests younger than 2
  • Garden-view patio

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m.
  • Check out: 10 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for guests younger than 2
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 43 miles (70 km) from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR)
  • By car: about 52 miles (83 km) south of Liberia, Costa Rica
  • By shuttle: $135 for a one-way trip from LIR for up to four people

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the United States.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

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Mari A. · 8 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed June 18, 2014
It was a great tour, full of adventures!


Reviewed March 5, 2014


Rebecca R. ·
Reviewed January 3, 2014
Our guide was great, the activities were fun, and this 8 day Costa Rica & Nicaragua tour was a great way to see alot in a short period of time. But it was also alot of early mornings and long bus rides in order to get to each new place every day.
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